H.Res. 1648: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children in foster care awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, recognizing current

H.Res. 1648

Supporting the goals and ideals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children in foster care awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, recognizing current

Date
November 17, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1648 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. James Oberstar (D-MN) on September 22, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1648 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Supports the goals and ideals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month;
  • “Recognizes that every child in foster care deserves a permanent and loving family;
  • “Recognizes the significant commitment of taxpayers to support adoption, including the $1,900,000,000 provided to support adoption through the Title IV-E Adoption Assistance program, as well as the assistance provided through the Title IV-E Foster Care program to 114,000 children waiting for adoptive families, among other important programs; and
  • “Encourages the citizens of the United States to consider adoption of children in foster care who are waiting for a permanent, loving family.”